MA Architecture and Urbanism

Manchester School of Architecture. Manchester, United Kingdom

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United Kingdom


12 months





MA Architecture and Urbanism is a taught postgraduate course that conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations are explored in written, drawn and modeled work that builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of
sustainable cities. 


Students work in a variety of modes, as groups and individuals, through seminar groups and individual tutorial sessions using the full range of media and the extensive facilities available through our parent institutions the Manchester School of Art (MMU) and the School of Environment, Education and Development (UoM).

Undertaken in the context of Manchester as a rapidly changing post‐industrial city the international focus of the course encourages comparative discussion of different situations in other global cities and actively disseminates students’ thesis work through conferences, exhibitions, competitions and publications.

The course enables the students to engage directly with a chosen research subject area, gather data and formulate an original approach in your practice. The synthesis of these elements culminates in the production of a leading‐edge propositon in an urban design research project supported by an academic thesis leading to careers in both academic research and professional practice. 

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